Tim was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area of California. Growing up, Christian faith was the last thing on his mind as he pursued pleasure, relationships, and a musical career as the source of his identity. It wasn’t until he heard and received the gospel of Jesus Christ that the illusion of a self-centered life was shattered. In its place, Tim experienced forgiveness and newness of life with God.
Even though he then enrolled in a Bible college, he had no intention of pursuing pastoral ministry until a fresh reading of Romans 10 (“How shall they hear without a preacher?“) opened his eyes to God’s calling on his life. Shortly after, he married Lindsey and moved forward in vocational ministry, with a passion for urban church planting growing in his heart.
In 2004, Tim and Lindsey believed God had called them to Los Angeles to plant a church. So they moved to Hollywood, and as they started meeting with others in small prayer gatherings, God began to change lives and build a church for His glory. Since then, Reality LA has become a thriving church in Hollywood, seeking the city’s renewal through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Looking back, it’s clear that it has been nothing but the sheer grace of God at work as the good news of Jesus has changed lives in Los Angeles. Ten years later, the Chaddicks believed that God had called them again—this time to London.
The Chaddicks’ connection to London started in the early 2000s through ministry involvement with UK churches and continued through a relationship with various leaders, pastors, and friends. In 2015, a prayerful process amongst the Reality church-planting pastors culminated in a shared call to send Pastor Tim and his family to start a church in London as part of the Reality family of churches. Over the next five years, Reality Church London was planted and established as a city-center church focused on the gospel and reflecting the city’s diversity. And in 2020, Tim and his family sensed a change of season was on the horizon, which led them to prayerfully make a move back to California and take up a role amongst the leadership team here at Reality Ventura.
Tim currently serves as the Pastor for Preaching at Reality Ventura and is active in speaking at churches and conferences and helping leaders start and maintain new churches and fulfill their call to be effective on mission in their cities.